Holidays can lead to stress for many, including dogs and cats, and with the Fourth of July, that can be compounded with the noise associated with fireworks. However, that loud noise, the thunder, that has become part and parcel of display expectations, has seen some significant changes over the years. Many companies are now offering low-noise varieties in an effort to reduce that aspect of the performance. Essentially, it leaves you the beauty without the bang.
The video above went viral when posted on Dr. Mathis’ Facebook page. Over 7 million people looked at and shared this simple account of kindness. There is nothing fancy going on here. No tricks. No huge ah-ha moments. What is seen is a gentle regard for an animal who has had a very tough time and needs patience, thoughtfulness, and tenderness.
How well do you think you could identify different coats of dogs? Well, the folks at The Animal Rescue Site have created a fun little challenge that will let you see how well you know your dogs. Fifteen coats for fifteen breeds, some are definitely easier than others. But this raised a question about dog coats and how many different kinds there may be, notwithstanding, naturally, the many variations thereof for mixed breed dogs.